In the engine hymn of this evening's train,
I swore I heard your name.
And in the whistle's refrain
Of this evening's train,
I swore I heard your name.

I remember keeping mad hours in the night
Under an honest sky,
When the world's shadows stood
At shoulder side by side,
And so did you and I.

Like a bashful boy to shudder
From a ray of light,
A coward by design.
While across this crowded town
There's a girl who bleeds
From open wounds and an open heart.
That's a feeling that I can't afford.
I've been in the dark too long.

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Surrendering the Ghost Lyrics as written by David V. Moore Adam J. Rubenstein

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentIt's about breakup... He hears the girl's name in the sounds of a train, and he remembers when he stayed up late with her (mad hours), and misses it a little. But he was a coward then, the darkness of night represents the relationship, and he shuddered at light, anything that would jeopardize the relationship. But then there was someone else, a sad girl who he cares about, and can't stand to see that way. This makes him realize what he really wants, he's been in the dark too long, he wants out of this relationship and he wants to heal this new girl's wounds.

    This band is so amazing, their lyrics are poetry.
    adambomb5060on September 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree for the most part, but it seems like he's already out of the old relationship at this point, it's end is what put him in the "dark" in the first place, but he realizes there are others who need his love.
    satansaiddanceon October 31, 2008   Link

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